Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Studies Certificate of Clinical Competence through ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) N.C. State Licensure
Hello. My name is Michel Lapalombella, or as the students call me, Mrs. L! This is my 13th year at Bethel Elementary School. Bethel students definitely have my heart and your children who may struggle with speech or language issues are the reason I come to work each day! I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 30 years. My first 16 years were spent in a pediatric rehabilitation practice, where I collaborated with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Specialists, and Psychologists to treat a variety of speech and language disorders in children from birth to young adulthood. I came to the Bethel and Cabarrus County Schools in 2006 and have learned so much from watching children grow and learn in their daily routines during the school year. As well as working with your children, I serve as a Regional Lead for 12 other Speech Therapists in the county. My goal for your children is to help them become confident and successful communicators. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions and concerns regarding your child and check out my “Parent Links” to find out more about speech and language!